Shopping for men is hard. I have always struggled with what to buy for my dad, brother in law and significant other. Usually I end up giving gift cards to the stores that I like to think of as being “man friendly.” You know which ones I’m talking about: Cabela’s, Dicks Sporting Goods, Best Buy and L.L. Bean. I already actually purchased Aaron’s big gift this year so that he could extend his hunting season (all you ladies who have men who hunt know exactly what I am talking about). With that I need to make his stocking the best one yet. So I decided to compile a list of all my favorite ideas for the man in your life.
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If you haven’t already checked out my list on Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Busy Mom do so HERE.
1. Wallet tool
This was seriously the best gift I have bought in the past for Aaron, my dad and my brother in law. It fit easily in a wallet and has so many uses for it. The best thing is that they really are not that expensive. Check them out at Lever Gear Tool Card.
2. Phone case
The more rugged the better considering that men are always destroying their phone one way or another. I have always known OtterBox products to be great for that. Check them out at OtterBox Defender Case.
Headphones are always a great item to have in the stocking. I know I am always losing mine so to have some on hand is always nice. These below are from Skullcandy and are wireless bluetooth. The earbuds also work well and can be found HERE.
4. Lottery Tickets
Scratch off tickets are a fun item to put in the stocking because there is always that little dream you are going to win big!
5. Hand warmers
We live in Maine and we have already gotten quite a bit of snow. This state is extremely cold so hand warmers are always nice to have around especially when I send Aaron out to shovel. Amazon has a great deal on them HERE.
6. Small bottles of alcohol
I like to get the little bottles of alcohol from the store and add them to the stocking. They are nice to have on hand and the perfect size to fit in the stocking. Aaron likes Jack Daniels but you can get whatever you like and add it to the stocking.
7. Beef Jerky
Always nice to have this, plus my son loves it so win win. This particular brand is 100% grass fed beef and tastes amazing. Country Archer Beef Jerky
8. Man Movies
You know which movies I am talking about. Action, war and in my case firefighting movies. These are always nice to add to a Christmas stocking. Bonus points if you agree to watch it with them.
Even if your man is not a tie wearing man, it is always good to have one on hand. I suggest grabbing one in a neutral color such a blue or grey.
Around the holidays you can find some great deals on razors and shaving accessories. Grab them and stick them in the stocking.
12. Fun t-shirt
I love funny saying t-shirts even though I don’t really feel as though Aaron would wear one if I got it. This year I found these and I’m debating getting one for him. This is a company from Maine so it works for us. These shirts below are from livememaine.com.
Wool socks are a great addition to the Christmas stocking to keep those toes warm! Check out these ones on amazon Merino Wool Sock.
14. Pocket Knife
Aaron is notorious for using these as well as losing them. Hell I even ask him at least 5 times a week to use his pocket knife for one thing or another. You can find the one pictured below HERE.
So what do you think? What “man approved” stocking stuffers have you put in the stocking or received yourself? Let me know in the comments!